Fab Tone Records artist Gwyn Ashton – sensational guitarist/singer alternative indie roots, blues and rock one-man band releases new album ‘Solo Elektro.
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He’s been ranked at number 3 in Guitar Part magazine’s Guitarist of The Year after Jeff Beck and Gary Moore, called “a true blues player” by Johnny Winter and described as “the king of feel” by Robert Plant. Hubert Sumlin, Canned Heat, Walter Trout and Mick Fleetwood have all invited him to play with them onstage. He’s opened for BB King, Status Quo, Mick Taylor, Buddy Guy, Rory Gallagher and Junior Wells. Deep Purple’s Don Airey has played on two of his albums, calling him “one of the great unsung heroes”. Now Gwyn Ashton is smashing stages all over the world promoting Solo Elektro, his latest album and project.
After a knock-out performance at 2017 Great British R&B Festival in Colne (UK) opening for Woodstock legends Ten Years After, Australian guitarist/songwriter Gwyn Ashton is back with a vengeance and a brand new powerful act, touring the world, promoting his latest HOT album ‘Solo Elektro’ and looking for tour dates in 2018.
Ex-pat Aussie South Australian Music Hall of Fame inductee, ex Stevie Wright (Easybeats), Swanee and Jim Keays (Master’s Apprentices) lead guitarist has been based in the UK for the past 20 years. He regularly tours Australia, Russia and Europe and has just recently performed in Ireland with Rory Gallagher’s band. In Oct 2017 Ashton played some UK shows with Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss.
Solo Elektro reviews:
‘…a living breathing guitar musical odyssey. No matter how many notches are in his belt, nor how much music he has composed, Gwyn Ashton is still endeavouring to push himself and his music. And with Solo Elektro, he wants you to come too. 8/10’ – Teo Magazine
‘This isn’t an album to sit and listen to. Clamp the speakers to your head and let the jagged power saw away at your cerebellum. You may end up bleeding and delirious – but in a good way! 4/5’ – Music News
‘If you’ve never heard Gwyn Ashton before listening to this album, you’d swear he’s part of an underground contemporary scene you might have missed. ’Solo Elektro’ is an album shot through with raw, brash, kick-ass psychedelic tinged stoner rock with a blues heart and is worthy of your attention. ****’ – Get Ready To Rock
‘I produced hard rock for Albert’s (Choirboys) and knew the AC/DC, Angels, Rose Tattoo guys quite well. Sounds like it would have fit in well with the Albert’s stable of artists back then’. – Jim Manzie
‘This is as near as you get to the purity of prehistoric three-chord, valve burning rock, no tracking and layering of sound, this is Gwyn on a hard hike over rocky trails to uncover his very soul’. – Rhythm and Booze